Dr. James Manyika is a senior partner at McKinsey & Company and chairman of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI). Based in Silicon Valley for over 20 years, James has worked with the chief executives and founders of leading tech companies. He also leads research on the digital economy, AI, Future of work and globalization. James was appointed by President Obama as vice chair of the Global Development Council at the White House, and by Commerce Secretaries to the Digital Economy Board and Innovation Advisory Board.
He serves on boards including Council on Foreign Relations, MacArthur Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. He is a Distinguished Fellow of Stanford Human-Centered AI Institute, a fellow at DeepMind. He has been elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and of the Royal Society of Arts.
James was a non-resident senior fellow of the Brookings Institution in Economic Studies.
James was on the faculty at Oxford, a member of the Robotics Research Lab, a fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, a visiting scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Labs, and a faculty exchange fellow at MIT. A Rhodes Scholar, James received his DPhil. MSc. MA. from Oxford in AI and Robotics, Computation, BSc from University of Zimbabwe.